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Nazarene churches in India serve in pandemic surge

May 4th, 2021|

Update April 2021 Update May 2021 The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in India are breaking world records, with the total reported number of deaths exceeding 215,000 and rising. Deaths have nearly tripled in the last three weeks and reached more than 3,600 in the last 24 hours. The true death [...]

From the rising of the sun – Eurasia’s 24 hours of Prayer

February 22nd, 2021|

From 30 to 31 January 2021, districts and churches across 40 nations of the Eurasia Region participated in the region’s first-ever 24 Hours of Prayer initiative in creative and diverse ways. Some involved “witnesses” from other nations via Zoom to share how God is working, followed by short prayer times [...]

Beirut explosion response: counseling and medical care

February 18th, 2021|

After a massive explosion devastated Beirut in August, the vast needs are not only for shelter, medical care, food, clothing, and hygiene items; traumatized people also need emotional, psychological and spiritual support. To address these latter needs, in October, the Beirut Church of the Nazarene opened the Balassan Counseling and [...]

Nazarenes in Armenia are providing food and hygiene relief packages

January 22nd, 2021|

Nazarenes in Armenia are providing food and hygiene relief packages to families displaced by the recent war between Armenia and neighboring country Azerbaijan that erupted on September 27. The Church of the Nazarene does not have a presence in Azerbaijan. In the wake of a ceasefire between the two nations [...]

Nazarene in Jerusalem releases five-song worship album

December 4th, 2020|

After hundreds of hours of work with a small team of supporting partners, in October Annabelle Twal announced the release of her five-song album of original music, Until The End, inspired by her faith. Music as ministry Twal, who lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Shahade, and their three daughters, [...]

Board of General Superintendents elect new Eurasia Region leader

September 15th, 2020|

The Board of General Superintendents has elected Scotland native Jim Ritchie to the position of Eurasia regional director, effective 19 October 2020. The Church of the Nazarene’s General Board ratified the election with an email vote coordinated by Gary W. Hartke, general secretary. David Graves, jurisdictional general superintendent for Eurasia, [...]

Outdoors Church holds services while on group hikes in England’s Peak District

August 3rd, 2020|

Rain or sun, winter or summer, Outdoors Church meets for hiking services in the Peak District, a national park in northwest England. The pioneering project began ironically as a short-term church community for Pastor Helen Lawson and Pastor Kate Barclay in their transition from traditional church leadership roles at Sheffield [...]

Seville church offers daily online devotions and services amid pandemic

July 8th, 2020|

Throughout the closures imposed by pandemic-driven stay-at-home orders, a church in Spain has been gathering people online twice a day for devotions, worship, prayer and short sermons. “It’s our vision to have the church always opened so that people can come when they want and need to,” said lead Pastor [...]

Arthur Snijders looks back over 7 years of ministry as Eurasia Regional Director

June 10th, 2020|

Rev. Arthur Snijders began serving as the Eurasia Region Director (RD) in October 2013. In March, he stepped down after almost seven years of leading the Church of the Nazarene in this vast and diverse region. In an interview with Where Worlds Meet, he looks back over these years of [...]

Nazarenes repair, donate bikes to health care workers in UK

May 20th, 2020|

An old, broken bicycle gave Francis Kinnon an idea: Repair unwanted bicycles and donate them to health care workers in the community. A member of the steering committee at Church on the Corner, a Nazarene church near Blackpool, England, Kinnon has been out of work due to stay-at-home orders. [...]

Testimonies from Jesus Film Team Members during pandemic

May 18th, 2020|

“The word of God says to go out in the world and to spread the gospel of Christ, but this situation is totally opposite,” wrote a JESUS Film team member in Nepal. “No one can go out of their home and meet the people. This time is the greatest [...]

Decentralized jog-a-thon invites participants globally to support Nazarene school in Lebanon

May 12th, 2020|

Nazarenes in Germany invite runners anywhere in the world to join them in a “decentralized jog-a-thon” 17 May to raise tuition funds for the Nazarene Evangelical School in Beirut, Lebanon. Gelnhausen and Berlin, Germany, have been the sites of Nazarene-organized jog-a-thons since 1986. Usually held in May or June, [...]

Nazarenes in Belarus provide needed supplies for workers at children’s cancer hospital

May 8th, 2020|

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Nazarene couple in Belarus is adapting their ministry efforts, and are exploring new ones, including outreach to a children’s cancer hospital. Luca* and Elena* moved to Belarus in 2017 to begin laying the groundwork for establishing the presence of the Church of the Nazarene [...]

Eurasia Nazarenes help people in need during pandemic

April 21st, 2020|

“We trust that this is not just a time that we shall skip through, but God will speak to us and teach us new ways to be the church,” said Rev. Kaj Ove Bollerup, district superintendent for the Nazarene church in Scandinavia. As billions of Christians around the world observed [...]

Eurasia Nazarene theological education rapidly adapts to corona virus

April 17th, 2020|

There are four Nazarene colleges in the Eurasia Region, serving the higher education and leadership training needs of Nazarenes across dozens of countries. As the world adopts varying stay-at-home and social distancing measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Nazarene colleges are rapidly shifting to continue delivering high [...]

Nazarenes in Italy, Spain, France and Portugal utilize technology to meet pandemic challenges

April 9th, 2020|

Social media has proven to be the most effective method to keep Nazarene churches across the Western Mediterranean Field connected and united in prayer during national quarantines instituted in response to the global pandemic. To keep the church connected in Spain, the phone application WhatsApp, which allows free  international [...]

Rev. Mária Gusztinné Tulipán – newly elected Rector of EuNC

April 3rd, 2020|

On Wednesday, 25 March 2020 Rev. Mária Gusztinné Tulipán has been elected as the 12th rector of European Nazarene College. Prior to her election, she served as pastor of the Budapest Church of the Nazarene in Hungary. She and her husband Imre were instrumental in starting the work of the Church of the [...]

Nazarenes in Eurasia respond to, and are affected by, COVID-19

March 17th, 2020|

“We do not focus on the limitations but on the opportunities this crisis provides.” Rev. Antonie Holleman, district superintendent of The Netherlands represents the attitude of many Nazarenes and leaders across the Eurasia Region, as they halt or postpone regular activities in order to protect the vulnerable in their [...]

Eurasian Nazarenes discover an “Invisible World” at second Regional Conference

February 19th, 2020|

In January 2020, 334 participants representing 17 countries and speaking 21 languages came together in Hyderabad, India, for the Eurasia Regional Conference called The Invisible World. This regional conference offered a rich opportunity for cross-cultural learning, as stories, perspectives, challenges, and ways to pray were shared. Through these, the way [...]

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